Editors' Blog

Text of President Obama's Cleveland Speech on Jobs and Economy

I want to, first of all, thank Angela for her introduction and sharing her story.  I know her daughter is very proud of her -- I know her daughter is here today.  So give her a big round of applause.  (Applause.)  I want to thank your president, Dr. Jerry-Sue Thornton. ...

A Pall over the Holidays - the Joblessness Crisis Intensifies

Left Margin  via BlackCommentatorIt was fascinating to observe the response, across the political spectrum, to the November unemployment statistics.

A jobs-centered approach to African American community development​: The crisis of African American unemployment requires federal intervention

Millions of African Americans live in communities that lack access to good jobs and good schools and suffer from high crime rates.

Jared Bernstein -- Bloice's Quote of the Day -- Nov 22, 2011

Quote of the Day November 21, 2011

Bernie Sanders is right

The passage of the "Debt Ceiling Bill"  marks a dangerous moment for the workers movement in this country.  As Vermont's Independent Senator, Bernie Sanders, has so clearly pointed out this "Debt Ceiling Compromise" is in fact, a sweeping victory for the wealthy, the largest Corporations and Banks and the ultra-right.

GOP's manufactured debt crisis was all about killing jobs

The Republican-manufactured debt crisis and the subsequent compromise "budget control act" will kill jobs, more than 300,000 by some estimates.

Broadly speaking: More on the "Satan Sandwich"

Coalition on Human Needs Statement: the Budget Control ActWashington, DC:  The Coalition on Human Needs released this statement by Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director:

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